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The newest member of the Philadelphia Union is our guest on the latest KYW Philly Soccer Show podcast as Freddy Adu joins KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch. Adu joined MLS as a 14-year-old in 2004, winning a MLS Cup with Union Coach Peter Nowak when both were at DC United. Now, Adu returns to the league after spending the last four seasons playing abroad for Benfica, AS Monaco, Belenenses, Aris and Çaykur Rizespor.
In part one of the pod, Adu talks about returning to the US and what he hopes to achieve while playing for the Union.
In part two, Eli and Greg look back at the FC Dallas game and ahead to the away match against Columbus Crew. The Dallas match was another tough draw for the Union, despite Freddy Adu’s debut, although Sebastian Le Toux return to the scoring sheet with two penalty kick goals. Against Columbus the Union will look for their fourth road win and a return to first place in the Eastern Conference.
In part three, the focus shifts to the US Men’s National team and the beginning of the Jurgen Klinsmann era with a 1-1 draw versus rival Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field. Klinsmann brought new in a lot of new faces for the match, casting a wider net for the national team player pool.
In part four, Greg and Eli turn their discussion to the Philadelphia Independence, who kickoff their postseason campaign Saturday at PPL Park. The team is loaded with talent and ready for a push to the finals.